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SDET with 5 years of experience in software testing & BS in Computer Science. I'm also not very good at filling out "About Me" sections. I'm not as much of an expert as I'd like to be, so am trying to soak up knowledge as fast as I can while balancing work and "real life".


Aug
23
asked What programming languages are good for novice testers to learn?
Aug
23
comment Is the “Joel Test” appropriate when looking for a QA job?
Love this list (apparently this is the second time I've +1'd it), but I'd add something about PM / test relations, specifically. Something like, "Does the PM understand the test role and their part in enabling testers?" I've actually had little trouble getting respect from devs, but I've had PMs argue that the schedule doesn't need any time set aside for testing after code complete if I do my job right, or they've updated the developers verbally when the spec changes drastically without telling test (or even updating the written spec).
Aug
22
answered If you could only give one book to a tester to teach them about testing, what would it be?
Aug
22
answered Best article/site to describe “Software Testing as a Service” concept and suggest comparable metrics
Aug
16
answered Favorite troubleshooting tips for testers?
Aug
16
answered If a test mocks out one dependency but not another, is it still a unit test or does it become a functional test?
Aug
12
comment Need to make WatiN work for us, or need to find a different tool
I think you will have a difficult time working with WatiN. The Record-and-Playback just isn't at the same level as Selenium. I think you need to start evaluating commercial tools and determine your budget, or see if you can get a developer to build and maintain a WatiN UI library with a scripting language for your tester. I've built a UI library with a parser that used Reflection (so I didn't need to parse each command, I just added the method and it could then be parsed). I could see about posting some snippets in my answer if you are interested in this approach. It took a few days to do.
Aug
12
answered Need to make WatiN work for us, or need to find a different tool
Aug
12
comment Need to make WatiN work for us, or need to find a different tool
You can run automated tests against builds without Record & Playback, though. It's a critical question to being able to answer the OP's needs.
Aug
11
comment What is the relation between development hours and testing hours?
+1 Good examples! A few other factors are how buggy the code from the devs is, how easy it is to fix bugs (how well the code was designed), how early stable requirements are available to test, how experienced the testers are, and how much automation is used to reduce the tester's burden after release to test.
Jul
28
comment Which tools should I start with?
What level of coding skill do you have?
Jul
22
comment Testing a data de-duplication and matching engine
@Rajneesh, I believe it. I only answered at all because no one else had put an answer down yet (note the date of my answer is two days after your post). I was hoping people would say, "Geesh, what an idiot! We do things better than that!" and post alternatives :)
Jul
21
accepted Why is separating functional and non-functional test important (or not)?
Jul
20
comment Why is separating functional and non-functional test important (or not)?
I think you are getting close to what I'm trying to understand, but I'm having a hard time pulling it out from the rest of this post. Could you reorganize your post so it answers the explicit questions I asked first, or with bullet points, or in some other way separates them from additional discussion? I'm interested in the discussion also, but I'm having trouble understanding what is a direct answer and what is essentially elaboration.
Jul
18
comment Why is separating functional and non-functional test important (or not)?
I'd really like to hear more from people who do understand why this distinction is sometimes made. Clearly it's important to some people, or we wouldn't be getting questions asking which category X testing fits into (where X is accessibility, installation, etc.).
Jul
18
asked Why is separating functional and non-functional test important (or not)?
Jul
18
answered Can someone be a good automated tester and be terrible programmer?
Jul
18
comment What is the best way to report test results?
@Aruna, that makes a lot of sense, esp. if there is a convention so "important" reports can be easily filtered. I +1'd your response, making reports more useful and more easily filtered is possibly a better way to make sure important emails aren't missed, depending on the organization.
Jul
15
comment Making scrum-fall work for the short-term
I like "Wagerfall" in this case. I feel like I'm wagering on the PM eventually getting the spec together and no one expecting too much from me in the meantime :p
Jul
15
revised What is the best way to report test results?
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